Donmar Warehouse confirms its new season!


Donmar Warehouse confirms its new season!

The Donmar Warehouse has confirmed its new 2009 season to July at its Covent Garden venue.

The 2009 season to July includes Dimetos by Athol Fugard, starring Jonathan Pryce (19 Mar - 9 May 2009); and previously mentioned productions Be Near Me starring Ian McDiarmid (22 Jan - 14 Mar 2009); A Doll's House starring Gillian Anderson (14 May - 18 July 2009) .

Public booking opens 17 Nov 2008 for all three productions.

BE NEAR ME By Andrew O’Hagan, adapted for the stage by Ian McDiarmid, opens 26 Jan 2009, following previews from 22 Jan - running to 14 March 2009.
Directed by John Tiffany, designed by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Guy Hoare, sound by Gareth Fry. Starring Ian McDiarmid (Father David Anderton), Blythe Duff (Mrs Poole), Kath Howden (Mrs Nolan/Angela/Mrs Fraser), David McGranaghan (Cameron/Father Damian/Policeman/Clerk), Richard Madden (Mark), Helen Mallon (Lisa), Colette O’Neil (Mrs Anderton), Jimmy Yuill (Bishop/Mr Dorran).
David Anderton, an Oxford-educated Catholic priest is assigned to a parish in a dispirited Scottish town on the Ayrshire coast. Lonely and adrift he befriends two unstable teenagers from the local school and is drawn into their exotic world. As events spin out of control he is forced to face his greatest trial yet.

DIMETOS by Athol Fugard, opens 25 March 2009, following previews from 19 March - running to 9 May 2009.
Directed by Douglas Hodge, designed by Bunny Christie, lighting by Ben Ormerod, sound by Carolyn Downing. Starring Jonathan Pryce (Dimetos)
Exhausted with life in the city as a highly skilled engineer, Dimetos escapes to a remote coastal village with his niece and housekeeper in search of a simpler existence. Five years on, a stranger from the metropolis arrives to tempt him back with devastating consequences.

A DOLL'S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Zinnie Harris, opens 19 May 2009, following previews from 14 May - running to 18 July 2009.
Directed by Kfir Yefet, designed by Anthony Ward, lighting by Hugh Vanstone. Starring Gillian Anderson (Nora).
Nora loves her husband above all else. But when she risks her reputation in order to save his, she begins to question her devotion and finds herself fighting for her own life. Zinnie Harris’s new version is set against the backdrop of British politics at the turn of the last century, in a world where duty, power and hypocrisy rule.

Cast update for THE FAMILY REUNION by T.S. Eliot, which opens 25 Nov 2008, following previews from 20 Nov - running to 10 Jan 2009. Joining previously mentioned Samuel West (Harry) & Penelope Wilton (Agatha) are Anna Carteret (Violet), William Gaunt (Charles), Gemma Jones (Amy), Christopher Benjamin (Dr Warburton), Kevin McMonagle (Downing), Ann Marcuson (Denman), Hattie Morahan (Mary), Paul Shelley (Colonel), Una Stubbs (Ivy).

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